Sainte Anne Bandol Rose 2021


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Region: Bandol
Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir and Cinsault
First glance: 
Redcurrent and Strawberry, Elegant.

A blend of 40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache Noir and 30% Cinsault from vines farmed organically, facing southeast, and planted on clay-limestone terraces with silica in the subsoil. Hand-picked in small crates. Vinification is traditional but without any chemical additives. The grapes are 80% destemmed, followed by direct pressing, with temperature control, and 4 months maturation in vats.

The Review

95 Points, Gary Walsh,

"It’s Chateau Ste Anne on the bottle, which may lead to some minor level of confusion, though for consistency (my own), I’ll keep it as Sainte. Redcurrant, fresh strawberry, aniseed, lilac, rosehip and assorted floral perfume. It’s silky and fine, gently earthy sporting quiet complexity, gloss and flint, fine balanced acidity, and a very long spicy and chalky finish. Perhaps a little tangerine in the mix too. It’s a lovely, composed, and excellent example of Bandol rosé."